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Academic Term 2015-16 
May News

The student production is just around the corner and we want to be sure you have all the information you need to make the event stress-free and fun!

For the convenience of parents and students alike, we separate our Annual Student Production into three distinct shows, and we make each of them a reasonable length for audiences to enjoy from the opening to the closing curtain. The Noon show features our Performing Troupe students in their solos, duets and trios. It lasts about 75 minutes. The 4pm show features our youngest dancers in Tiny Tot, Discover Dance and Elementary classes, lasting about an hour. Our 7pm show features our Intermediate, Teen and Performing Troupe students and takes about 2 hours.

Please read the info below and contact us if you have any questions, and be sure to click the links as necessary to view more details. As always, we appreciate your dedication to the arts and your support of G. Scotten Talent Center. We truly enjoy working with your kids. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Best regards,


Alyssa Scotten & Vicki L. Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center


Production Week News

Production week is the week leading up to the grand finale, our Annual Student Production featuring all of our students on Saturday, June 11 at Noblesville High School. To help keep you organized and on time, we have included links for more detailed information.

An overview of GSTC's production week looks like this:

MONDAY, JUNE 6 - Regular Monday Classes
TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - Production Pictures at GSTC (4-7 pm)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - Production Pictures at GSTC (11am-2 pm) 
THURSDAY, JUNE 9 - Dress Rehearsal at NHS, 5:15pm arrival / 6pm start
  • Dress rehearsal for students in Tiny Tot, Discover Dance and Elementary classes is Thursday, June 9 at NHS. Please arrive at the school at 5:15pm. Dress your children like it is the actual show. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 6pm and will conclude around 7:30-8pm. All students should plan to stay for the entire rehearsal. We will run through the finale at the end of the rehearsal.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10 - Dress Rehearsal at NHS, 5:15pm arrival / 6pm start
  • Dress rehearsal for students in Intermediate, Teen and Advanced classes is Friday at Noblesville High School. Students in this show should arrive at 5:15pm and dress in full costume, make-up, etc. Rehearsal will begin at 6pm and conclude around 8:30-9pm. All students should plan to stay for the entire rehearsal. We will run through the finale at the end of the rehearsal.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11 - Student Productions at NHS - Noon, 4pm, 7pm
  • We have three shows on Saturday, June 11 - Noon, 4pm and 7pm. The Noon show features Troupe specialty routines. Participants should arrive at 11:15am. The 4pm show features students in Tiny Tot, Discover Dance and Elementary classes. Dancers should arrive at 3:15pm. The 7pm show features dancers in Intermediate, Teen and Advanced classes. Please arrive at 6:15pm.
  • Seating in the auditorium will be available 45 minutes prior to each show. Please notify your guests. 

For more details, please click on the links below and contact us if you have any additional questions.


Production Pictures - June 7 (4-7pm) & June 8 (11am-2pm)

Bateman Photography will be at GSTC to photograph students in production costumes June 7 from 4-7pm and June 8 from 11am-2pm. A sign-up book will be available in the front hall beginning next week. Reservations are first come, first served. Portrait packages will be available for purchase. Pictures are not mandatory. No purchase is necessary. However, the sittings are free. If your child has a picture taken it will be provided at no charge to GSTC and framed as part of a "GSTC Composite" for studio display. This large composite of pictures will be hung in commemoration of the 2016 GSTC student production. Students also may pose with siblings or friends, or as a class. Arrangements for class portraits will be made on an individual class basis. Order forms will soon be available in the studio front hall and will also be available the day of your pictures. Payment is expected at the time of order. Contact Info: Bateman Photography 317.253.6331 (www.batemanfoto.com)


Costumes - Distributed in May

Costumes should be removed from their original packaging and hung up in a closet at home. Please do not allow children to wear or play in their costume before the big show. And be sure to confirm you have all of the costume accessories stored safely for the big day as well.


If you have any questions regarding your costume, please see Ms. Vicki at the desk or email her at vicki@gscotten.com.


Please click HERE to view a complete listing of required shoes and tights for each class type. These items can be purchased locally at Kinney Dancewear.


If you need help with strap alterations, etc., we'd like to recommend Donna's Alterations in downtown Fishers at 8783 E. 116th Street, 841-1358. We have used them in the past for miscellaneous costume adjustments and have been pleased with their work and prices.


2016-17 Tiny Talent Informational Meeting - May 18, 7:45pm

The Tiny Talent Performing Troupe is a group of students selected each year for enhanced instruction and performance opportunities; members are selected by invitation. Participants will be selected from the Elementary classes. This is an entry-level performing troupe that prepares students for our pre-professional Performing Troupe. Invitations were sent this week. Parents interested in learning more about our Tiny Talent Performing Troupe are invited to attend the Informational Meeting on May 18 at 7:45 pm.


2016-17 Troupe Informational Meeting - May 25, 7:45pm

Parents of students entering Grades 1-12 who are interested in auditioning for the 2016-17 Performing Troupe are invited to join us for a Troupe Informational Meeting on Monday, May 25 at 7:45pm. We will provide an overview of the troupe experience, the audition process and what students and parents can expect during their year. Parents of current Tiny Talent members interested in joining troupe are required to attend. 

Students interested in auditioning for the 2016-17 Performing Troupe should mark their calendars to attend auditions, which will be held during Summer Camp, June 13-17, 9am-4pm and Thursday, June 16 from 4:30-6pm. Detailed troupe information including associated fees and time commitment will be available at the desk beginning Monday, May 23. A parent must visit the desk to obtain information; it will not be distributed to students.

2016-17 Class Recommendations - June 13-17

Class recommendations for the 2016-17 Academic Term will be emailed to parents. Please check your inbox for details June 13-17. Please contact Alyssa if you don't receive a recommendation.


Bring-A-Friend Week / Awards Week - May 31, June 1, 2, 6

Students are invited to bring a friend with them to class May 31, June 1, 2, 6. Friends will spend their time both observing and participating during each class. Upon arrival, please grab a name tag from the table in the front hall and apply it to your visiting guests so we can call our new friends by name. We'll be handing out goodies to our guests, too - including an invitation to the student production and schedules for our summer programs. If your child's friends are interested in dancing, this is the event for them! Fun, friendship and footwork!


Also, students will receive a participation certificate award at the end of class. Parents will be invited into the classroom at the end of class for photographs and applause for each student's hard work. We look forward to this fun, family event!


GSTC Summer Camps - June 13-17 / Grades K-12

Our Summer Camps are open to the community. Feel free to invite your friends! Click HERE to register.

BROADWAY DIVAS & DUDES - Grades K-up June 13-17, 9 a.m.-Noon
Kids will meet daily from 9 a.m.-Noon to learn exciting new dance routines from Broadway's most popular shows! Every morning, kids will enjoy three 45-minute dance classes in multiple dance disciplines including tap, jazz and lyrical dance. They will have one 15-minute snack break and 30 minutes at the end of each day to show off their newly acquired skills to other campers. There will be a performance on the last day at 11 a.m. Parents are invited to view this final performance. Students should wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers and/or dance shoes.

HIP HOP & JAZZ STARZ - Grades K & up June 13-17, 1-4 p.m.
Jazz and Hip Hop dance is fun, high energy, and upbeat! Your young dancer will begin each class with a thorough warm up taught to fast, bass-pumping music. Dancers learn to isolate their bodies with control, precision, and rhythm. Students will learn choreographed combinations, have the opportunity to choreograph their own moves and be encouraged to freestyle and just groove to the music! On the last day of camp, parents are invited to attend a 30-minute informal program at 3 p.m. as students show off their moves and perform a short routine in unison. Students should wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers and/or jazz shoes.

$135 - One Camp
$240 - Both Camps (Pick up at Noon, Return at 1 p.m.)
$265 - Both Camps plus lunch from Noon-1 p.m. (Dancers provide their own lunch and beverage.)

View 'My GSTC' Online

We still have a few families with outstanding balances. We ask families to go online to MyGSTC! to check the status of your account and pay any overdue balance. Please contact us with questions you might have. All accounts should be brought up to date by May 31. Questions about your account should be directed to Alyssa at alyssa@gscotten.com.

Click HERE to view MyGSTC.

2015-16 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • May 30: Memorial Day, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • May 31, June 1, 2, 6: Bring-A-Friend/Awards Week
  • June 7: Production Pictures at GSTC (4-7pm)
  • June 8: Production Pictures at GSTC (11am-2pm)
  • June 9: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Tiny Tot, Discover Dance & Elementary Classes) - 5:15 pm arrival / 6 pm start
  • June 10: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Intermediate, Teen & Advanced Classes) - 5:15 pm arrival / 6 pm start
  • June 11: Student Productions (Noon, 4 pm, 7 pm)
  • June 13-17: GSTC Summer Camp (9 am-4 pm/Grades K-12) / (Required for students auditioning for the 2016-17 Performing Troupe)
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